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27 Jul 2010

It's legal to jailbreak your iPhone, sort of Copyright Law
Recent
fairly breathless news coverage has said that the US government has said it's legal to jailbreak your iPhone. That's somewhat correct but the reality is, as usual, somewhat more complex.

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posted at: 23:02 :: permanent link to this entry :: 0 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Copyright_Law/jailbreak.html

12 Jul 2010

Does the First Amendment forbid spam filtering? Email

A friend of mine wrote to ask:

The Supreme Court overturned the Jaynes conviction on First Amendment grounds, yes? I'm wondering what that could mean from the spam filtering perspective.
Spam filters, and in particular DNS blacklists are intended to prevent e-mail from being delivered. Doesn't the First Amendment make it illegal to block speech? The short answer is no, but of course it's slightly more complicated than that in practice.

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posted at: 10:45 :: permanent link to this entry :: 0 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/filter1st.html

Virginia court throws out spam law; one spammer gets away with it Email
The 2004 criminal spam case against large-scale spammer Jeremy Jaynes, which I've covered in several
previous blog entries, appears to have come to an ignominious end with the state supreme court throwing out the law under which he was convicted. The Virginia anti-spam law was one of the first in the country with criminal provisions, but it failed due to the way that First Amendment cases are treated differently from all other cases.

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posted at: 03:10 :: permanent link to this entry :: 1 comments
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/jaynesreverse.html

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